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Roger Hawkins
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  • Union Mills, NC
  • United States

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Talk about Mindfulness!

Started this discussion. Last reply by 0aun5mjzs7kv1 Feb 16, 2012. 1 Reply

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Roger Hawkins is attending Elle Hewson's event

OM - 30-minute Leading Style Teaching (Weekly Online Gathering) at Online

August 27, 2020 from 10am to 10:30am
Every Thursday at 10 AM EST join Andrew Hewson for a 30-minute leading…See More
Aug 19, 2020

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About Me
I started practicing Zen Buddhism in 1971, and now am more eclectic in my self realization studies. I've been teaching for 7 years in the Zen tradition, have a wife and 2 young kids in Rutherford county.
I'm now retired, I also like working out, writing, reading, outdoor activities with the kids, etc.
Favorite Quote(s)
Enlightenment is nothing, (no-thing), but the aliveness of nothing saturates everything.

Spirit is totally and unconditionally commited to our oneness with it, but there's no committment to our personal stories turning out the way we want them to.

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Removing Obstructions

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 9:53am 0 Comments

I recently traveled to Boulder to visit my sister, and to attend a seminar there with my first Zen teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center, Richard Baker Roshi. He is the dharma heir of Suzuki Roshi, the most famous Japanese Zen master to live and teach in America, and the author of Zen Mind Beginners Mind. I hadn't seen him since 1981, and I was really looking forward to seeing how we had both changed in relation to each other over the years. The first thing he mentioned…


Awareness of Suffering

Posted on December 28, 2014 at 7:28am 0 Comments

Awareness of Suffering

Some of you may be aware that Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh suffered a serious stroke recently. He remains in a coma, still breathing on his own. He has dedicated his life to spreading the Buddha's teaching of compassion and love to relieve human suffering. His…


Our Living Presence is the True Teacher

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 8:02am 0 Comments

 When we project our own inner teacher onto the human teacher, we're unconsciously attempting to confine our awareness to a small, limited part of what we actually are. I say attempting because there is nothing separate from awareness that could confine or limit it. The human teacher realizes that we all need to make that projection to some extent, and knows that clinging to their own personal identity with sometimes unconscious grandiose fantasies of being the teacher,…


Thursday night

Posted on October 16, 2009 at 7:05am 0 Comments


Yes, she was great, thanks for hosting this event! Hope to see you soon.

Invitation to offer me feedback on Spirit of Inquiry

Posted on September 19, 2009 at 6:51am 1 Comment

Hi Everyone,

I recently joined the group, and met some of you on a Thursday evening last month. I finished writing this book titled Spirit of Inquiry, it still needs editing, etc. I would like to get some feedback from the community, if you're interested in reading a few short chapters, you can email me at, or just respond to this post with your email address.

I hope to meet more of you at a sangha event in the near future. Take care, Roger

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 9:03am on August 21, 2009, Trey Carland said…
Welcome to the group Roger.
At 9:32pm on August 21, 2009, Howard McQueen said…
Hi Roger,

~emptyness is a container for super-saturated aliveness~

Good to have your retired zen and eclectic bones in this community!

At 8:11am on March 7, 2014, Jenni Cooper said…
Hi. Roger,

I accidentally deleted the info on Cloud Cottage?you sent me and I plan on going soon... Could you resend address to me? Thx! See you soon...

Jenni Cooper

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